Achieve! is a ezine for writers and communicators. Their current issue (September) has a good article, not on learning to write, but writing to learn!
The Pew Hispanic Center chronicles the experiences of the growing Hispanic presence in America. Excellent statistical reports and survey results (look for “Hispanics: A People in Motion” ) may be downloaded from their site. The Pew Hispanic Center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
“You’re a genius” How do I become a genius?
“Everyone is born with the capacity to be a genius. That particular talent is located in the right brain. But it is precisely that portion of the brain that the prevailing educational system fails to tap into. Schools are unilaterally geared to the left brain, which is rational, linear and selfish, while the right brain is more geared towards intuition and love for others. The right brain has a mechanism allowing it to quickly absorb a lot of information-right at the pre-verbal stage of infancy.”
Read the text of the interview with Makoto Shichida and learn more about ODE.
Hispanic Education Action Plan:
From the web site of Representative Rub?/font>n Hinojosa (D TX)
Hispanic children are now second to only non-Hispanic whites in our nation’s schools. By 2010, Hispanics will be the largest minority group in our nation’s workforce. Yet Hispanic children are the least likely to attend preschool, the most likely to dropout of school before earning a high school diploma, and the least likely to earn a college degree.